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Police investigate possible connection between body found and missing North Okanagan woman

Caitlin Brandy Potts
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June 11, 2016 - 9:30 AM

CALGARY - Investigators are looking into the possibility that a woman’s body found this week in Calgary is that of 27-year-old Caitlin Potts, who went missing three months ago from the North Okanagan.

The Calgary Police Service was called to a forested area near the intersection of Centre Street N. and Samis Road N.E. Wednesday, June 8 for the discovery of a body. The body was concealed and not intact.

Police say the victim is female, potentially between 20 to 40 years old, with dark hair. Her left cheek had a distinguishable mark on it that was covered with some sort of bandage.

An autopsy was completed June 9, but police were unable to identify the body and are asking the public for any information that could help. Next, they will attempt to identify the woman through dental records.

Calgary police confirmed to iNFOnews.ca they received a tip about the possibility the body was Caitlin Potts and are investigating. They stress there is currently no evidence suggesting the cases are connected.

Potts told family and friends she was on her way to Calgary around the time she disappeared. As the investigation progressed, Vernon RCMP worked with police in Calgary to figure out what happened to her. Mounties say they now believe it’s possible she met with foul play and could be dead.

First Nations leaders organized a community search earlier this week in the Enderby area but were unable to locate her.

If you can help find Caitlin or know how to get in touch with her, please call the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or any police force in your area. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Anyone with information about the body found in Calgary or the identity of the woman is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637
Case #16246111/3463


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